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  • The Complete Poemsby Gaspara Stampa; Troy Tower; Jane Tylus; Jane Tylus; Jane Tylus

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Gaspara Stampa (1523?-1554) is one of the finest female poets ever to write in Italian. Although she was lauded for her singing during her lifetime, her success and critical reputation as a poet emerged only after her verse was republished in the early eighteenth century. Her poetry runs the gamut of human emotion, ranging from ecstasy over a consummated... more...

  • The Quality of Governmentby Bo Rothstein

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    The relationship between government, virtue, and wealth has held a special fascination since Aristotle, and the importance of each frames policy debates today in both developed and developing countries. While it?s clear that low-quality government institutions have tremendous negative effects on the health and wealth of societies, the criteria for... more...

  • The Craft of Research, Third Editionby Wayne C. Booth; Gregory G. Colomb; Joseph M. Williams

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 17.00

    With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices.   Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their... more...

  • Redesigning Social Inquiryby Charles C. Ragin

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 23.00

    For over twenty years Charles C. Ragin has been at the forefront of the development of innovative methods for social scientists. In Redesigning Social Inquiry , he continues his campaign to revitalize the field, challenging major aspects of the conventional template for social science research while offering a clear alternative.            ... more...

  • Holy Nationby Sarah Crabtree

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    Early American Quakers have long been perceived as retiring separatists, but in Holy Nation Sarah Crabtree transforms our historical understanding of the sect by drawing on the sermons, diaries, and correspondence of Quakers themselves. Situating Quakerism within the larger intellectual and religious undercurrents of the Atlantic World, Crabtree... more...

  • Making Modern Japanese-Style Paintingby Chelsea Foxwell

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 52.00

    The Western discovery of Japanese paintings at nineteenth-century world?s fairs and export shops catapulted Japanese art to new levels of international popularity. With that popularity, however, came criticism, as Western writers began to lament a perceived end to pure Japanese art and a rise in westernized cultural hybrids. The Japanese response:... more...

  • Politics of Religious Freedomby Winnifred Fallers Sullivan; Elizabeth Shakman Hurd; Saba Mahmood; Peter G. Danchin

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    In a remarkably short period of time, the realization of religious freedom has achieved broad consensus as an indispensable condition for peace. Faced with widespread reports of religious persecution, public and private actors around the world have responded with laws and policies designed to promote freedom of religion. But what precisely is being... more...

  • The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeareby Steven Mullaney

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    The crises of faith that fractured Reformation Europe also caused crises of individual and collective identity. Structures of feeling as well as structures of belief were transformed; there was a reformation of social emotions as well as a Reformation of faith. As Steven Mullaney shows in  The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare... more...

  • Daguerreotypesby Lisa Saltzman

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    In the digital age, photography confronts its future under the competing signs of ubiquity and obsolescence. While technology has allowed amateurs and experts alike to create high-quality photographs in the blink of an eye, new electronic formats have severed the original photochemical link between image and subject. At the same time, recent cinematic... more...

  • Paul Kleeby Annie Bourneuf

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    The fact that Paul Klee (1879?1940) consistently intertwined the visual and the verbal in his art has long fascinated commentators from Walter Benjamin to Michel Foucault. However, the questions it prompts have never been satisfactorily answered?until now. In  Paul Klee , Annie Bourneuf offers the first full account of the interplay between the... more...